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Marpole Street Scene

Marpole

Three bridges and a light rapid transit line across the Fraser River make Marpole a bustling gateway to Vancouver from the south and from the city's international airport. The area has a mix of residential housing, including low-rise apartments, and several major commercial streets, including shopping along Granville Street. Marpole slopes south from Oakridge into the Fraser River.

This area has a community plan that has been recently completed:

Neighbourhood history and heritage

It is believed the Marpole area was inhabited as far back as 3500 B.C. Two early village sites discovered along the north shore of the Fraser have been documented by archaeologists. 

History

Heritage

Initiatives in Marpole

Marpole street scene

Marpole Community Plan

Marpole is one of the city's oldest communities, and the one visitors see first when entering from the south. Because demand for new development is growing in Marpole, City staff completed an official plan to ensure that future growth meets the needs of the community.

Shannon Mews Park

Shannon Mews Park

Phase 1 of a new 0.285 hectare park, part of the redevelopment of Shannon Mews, is now open.

Illustration of Pearson Plaza and the YMCA in the redeveloped Pearson Dogwood lands

Pearson Dogwood lands

The Marpole site at Cambie and 57th will be redeveloped into a mixed-use community if City Council approves the rezoning. Learn about the rezoning application and related planning policy statement.

Cambie Street Corridor

Cambie Corridor Planning Program

The Cambie Corridor Planning Program guides long-term growth in areas along Cambie Street and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

Marpole Community Vision Plan

A Community Vision Plan is the result of a comprehensive, collaborative local planning process.

Read the Marpole Community Vision Plan 21 MB

Community organizations and events

Road closures and construction

Find information about road closures and traffic delays due to road construction projects and special events in Vancouver.

Explore public art

Discover our featured public art. Go on self-guided walking tours. Find public art by neighbourhood, artwork, or artist.

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability.

Growing food

Vancouver supports and promotes growing local food, through community gardens and other urban agriculture initiatives, promoting sustainability, and building stronger communities.